Firefighting, Leadership

ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Open to Students of Fallen Firefighters

The ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), which provides financial assistance for postsecondary education to the surviving children and spouses of local and state government employees, is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year at or click here to view the full application.

Scholarships up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students who attend or plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college, university or vocational school to pursue undergraduate, graduate or vocational study. 

Finalists are selected based on financial need, achievements, and qualifications such as academic record, participation and leadership in school and community activities, honors, work experience, goals and personal recommendations. This year’s application deadline is March 16, 2015 and applicants will receive notification in advance of the 2015 academic year.

Established to honor the lives of our nation’s police officers, firefighters and other local and state government employees who have died in the line of duty, the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $950,000 to approximately 275 individuals since 2001.